Many people all over the world take the dawn of a new year to start fresh. Goals are written, resolutions are declared, and hope is born. Gyms are full. Healthy food flies off the shelves. Books are purchased and stacked by our beds. Enthusiastically, we dash into January, pumped up by the promise of […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants describes the process of preparing for leadership transitions and the role of the leader in transition. How have you started preparing yourself and your organization for your next leadership transition?
One of the most important gifts we can give to our family, friends, co-workers and ourselves is to be a person of character. David Brooks, in his book The Road to Character, examines the lives of a diverse set of people who have exemplified a life of character. Brooks identifies a pattern that recurs in each of […]
I am a numbers guy. I don’t know why – it’s just how I think. Numbers measure stuff and help simplify things for me. Sometimes I am fascinated with how broadly numerical metrics can be applied to explain life truths. One of those times was a few years ago when I was reading Stand Against […]
Roger North and Dennis Clemmer of North Group Consultants discuss the importance of properly preparing for leadership transitions. What is your organization doing to prepare for an upcoming leadership transition? How are you developing the future leaders within your organization so leadership responsibilities can be transferred with confidence?
He nailed it! In a recent discussion with a client, I asked an important question, “How do you inspire others?” I was prepared to hear the responses I’ve heard so many times – “Get to know your employees, listen to them, show them appreciation, ask their opinion, be upbeat and engaging…” While these are all […]
We’ve entered a season where everyone can have a (public) voice. It is an interesting time in that the mass of communication – intended to inform – has largely deadened and desensitized us. Messages that once stirred us to action are now scrolled past, muted, and turned off. So what do we do if we […]
Roger North of North Group Consultants describes the principal elements of trust – a foundational centerpiece of Servant Leadership. What character traits do you admire in those you consider to be trustworthy? What steps are you taking to gain the trust of others?
Community involvement. Empowerment. Making a difference. These words and phrases have become driving buzzwords in today’s marketplace. As awareness about local and global social issues continues to grow, many consumers are choosing to do business with organizations that align with their personal values and make an impact in the broader community. This shift in expectations […]
As a leader you are called to listen, share, guide, motivate and challenge – all for drawing the best team performance for your clients and company. Adam Grant, in his book, “Give and Take,” describes two contrasting leadership styles. “Takers like to get more than they give, and they put their own interests ahead of others’ needs,” he […]